August 15, 2012 11:38:34 AM
Buy the best, most impeccably fresh beef you can find for this classic raw appetizer.
Crackers would make a nice vehicle for the meat, or just eat it by itself.
The recipe calls for raw egg yolks. If you are concerned about the risk of salmonella, buy pasteurized eggs, available in select supermarkets. This recipe is from Jamie Stachowski of Stachowski Market & Deli in Washington, D.C.
Makes eight appetizer servings
1 pound filet mignon, excess fat removed
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish
1 tablespoon coarse-grain mustard, such as Pommery
1 tablespoon minced chives
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Cornichons, sliced, for garnish
NUTRITION Per serving: 100 calories, 13 g protein, 0 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 90 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar